For the Love of Type: Wall Art

Hello Everyone, Jenn here again with another post focused on typography. So far I have shared with you how to create your own unique sentiments using the variety of alphabet stamps Sweet Stamp Shop has and how to create unique sentiments by mixing sentiments from different sets. I also shared with you how to create a fun background with a mix of different sentiments.

Today I want to share with you a fun way to use all those inspiring quotes you find on pinterest to create your very own wall art! These make perfect gifts for friends, They also work perfectly to create a piece of art that will match your home decor perfectly.

I have a board on pinterest called “quotes & verbage” where I keep all kinds of quotes that inspire me or make me happy. These are perfect to use on cards, or in my art journal, or to use to create gifts.

After a long weekend at the beach I am realizing that summer is ending TOO soon here in New England. I am a 100% beach girl! So this quote inspired me and I decided to make a little piece of art.

For the Love of Type: Wall Art by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

Working on Distress Watercolor Paper I created the background by smooshing distress ink on my craft sheet, spritzing it with water and picking up the color with the watercolor paper. In between layers I heat the background with a heat tool to layer the background.

Outline Lower Alpha, Sweet Stamp Shop

I then stamped out the quote using Outline Lower Alpha in Peacock Distress Ink on Distress Watercolor paper. Using a wet paint brush I painted in the letters, picking up color from the outline and getting a subtle watercolor look.
I did the same with the anchor from the Ahoy stamp set as well as the hermit crab and star fish from the Fishy stamp set. I just love the watercolor look this gives!

Ahoy, Sweet Stamp ShopFishy, Sweet Stamp Shop

I then fussy cut out the letters with scissors and a finger x-acto knife. This took a bit of time, but when i popped the letters up off the background I loved the look so much it was worth the effort!

For the Love of Type: Wall Art by Jenn Shurkus for Sweet Stamp Shop

Adding a little bit of twine through the anchor and adhered it to the background as well as the hermit crab and starfish. I then used a strong adhesive to attach it to a Tim Holtz burlap canvas.

I just love how this came out! Have you made any wall art lately?

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7 Responses to For the Love of Type: Wall Art

  1. Yukari Y. says:

    This is amazing! I love the quote and the burlap canvas!

  2. I love it! This gaves me some ideas on how to use my canvas that have been sitting in my craft room.

  3. Jenn, this is a stunner!!!

  4. sigh, I love this. Smitten with anything nautical.

  5. Cindy Groh says:

    How fun. What a great wall decor item. I love the sentiment as well. Summer is going by way too fast and I don’t like it. Best Wishes.

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